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Manitoba’s East Side Road Authority has a mandate to build permanent roads and bridges to isolated First Nation communities in that province.
Help for isolated Ontario First Nation comes from ManitobaA plan is finally in motion to build a long-overdue 25-kilometre access road to an isolated and neglected northwestern Ontario First Nation community straddling the Ontario-Manitoba border.Prior to the Manitoba government recessing for a provincial election in April, the East Side Road Authority was given political approval to expand beyond its borders and take on the so-called Freedom Road project for Shoal Lake 40.The island community has received national attention for its forced isol...


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Province not moving fast enough on prompt payment
Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association manager Adam Pinder describes the prompt payment issue in Ontario as a “huge, epidemic” problem with far-ranging impacts on the province’s economy. After the city’s largest private employer, Essar Steel Algoma, went into creditor protection last fall...
Contractors hit the highway
Sudbury’s Interpaving has landed a $4.1-million provincial contract to replace a culvert at Jocko Creek on Highway 655, north of Timmins, starting this spring. The contract was one of four announced by the province on May 2, all worth a combined $11.3 million. To reduce construction time and...
Timmins awarded funding for industrial rail park
It may have arrived just in time for April Fools’ Day, but a funding announcement of close to $2.5 million for Timmins’ new industrial rail park was no joke.On March 31, the province announced it was providing the city with $2,485,650 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. to help comple...
Timmins receives $3 million for road upgrades
Notorious for its crater-sized potholes and heavy traffic, Algonquin Boulevard in Timmins — which doubles as provincial Highway 101 — will finally get some relief this summer with the start of a $95.5-million reconstruction project.In February, engineering firm AECOM presented city council with...


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